Monday night, for the federal election, I conducted one of my latest experiments in online journalism.
I produced a live poll-by-poll map of the results in Hamilton East-Stoney Creek. As far as I can tell, this is the first time that a Canadian journalist as attempted to break down results in real-time at a hyperlocal level.
The experiment was successful – I was able to offer a proof of concept for real-time mapping.
With the success Monday night, I’ve committed to building live maps of the five Hamilton area ridings for the provincial election in October. It will be an ambitious project and I can’t wait to tackle it.
In the short-term, I’m requesting poll-by-poll results from the local returning offices and will complete maps of all the ridings locally.